Tuesday Transit News
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Tuesday
May 2, 2017
NYS TRANSIT INDUSTRY NEWS 
MTA Tests Electric Buses for New York Streets

The future of New York City Transit buses is electrifying. Or to be exact, electric. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board has approved leasing five electric buses, the first half of 10 to be leased this year, for a pilot program testing how these environmentally friendly vehicles will perform on the all-weather streets of New York City. 

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STATE GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Announces "Green Day"

Green Your Commute Day is a day to promote and celebrate more sustainable modes of transportation. This year it is taking place on Friday, May 19. On this day, everyone is encouraged to use a more sustainable mode of transportation to get to work, these include: biking, walking, taking public transit and carpooling. 

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FEDERAL DEVELOPMENTS
Secretary Chao Sits Down with GOP Members Regarding Infrastructure 

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao sat down with House lawmakers on Capitol Hill Friday morning to discuss President’s Trump $1 trillion infrastructure package, which is expected to be unveiled this summer.

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AROUND THE COUNTRY

Active Transportation Forecasting: The Critical Need for Activity-Based Modeling Tools

Considering America’s great love of the automobile, it’s no surprise that the U.S. Surgeon General has issued a nationwide call to action promoting walking and walkable communities. Despite the proven health benefits of an active lifestyle, Americans rely on their personal vehicles for 83 percent of their daily trips while only 10 percent of their travel is by foot and one percent by bicycle.

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TRAINING AND EVENTS:
Save the Date! Ithaca's Transportation Camp on June 17

Please join fellow transit industry advocates at the Transportation Camp in Ithaca on June 17. The Transportation Camp provides an opportunity for every single attendee to be a participant in shaping and leading the event. Click here to register. 
 

NYPTA Innovation Conference Scheduled for This October

Please save the date for NYPTA's Innovation Conference scheduled for October 16-18, 2017, at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center. Registration will be open soon!

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